Paul's Passing Thoughts

Thinking Exercise #1: Would Freedomville Be a Popular Town?

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 1, 2020

ppt-jpeg4As human beings, we have desires of all kinds. In regard to some of those desires, society is a hindrance. If we are running late for work, a desire forms in our heart; a desire to arrive at work on time, and also, a desire to avoid repercussions for being late, but societal law calls for speed limits. Actually, this one event can lead to the formations of many desires; for example, a very strong desire for the car in front of you to move out of the left lane and into the right lane.

Desires often clash with societal norms and laws. The closest thing we can get to living out those desires without society objecting is a thing called, “fantasy.”

Suppose a culture announced the building of a new town with its own jurisdiction. Everyone in the culture is free to live there or not live there, it is purely a choice. The town is called Freedomville because there are no laws or cultural norms; everyone is free to live according to their own desires. The only law is the freedom to live out personal desires.

Initially, would the town be popular? What would be your thoughts about such a place?


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  1. lydia00 said, on February 2, 2020 at 10:43 AM

    It wouldn’t be free for long. I have been fascinated by groups and group cultures and how they evolve, for years. It is related to my career. Influencers are often quite deceptive because people never question their assumptions.

    There is a good reason our founders rejected a direct democracy. And there is a good reason the democrat party wants to get rid of the electoral college. They would only need California, NY and some other large cities to completely change our system (even more). So why do people fall for it?


    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on February 4, 2020 at 9:17 AM

      Initially, it would look appealing from a narrow prism of a person’s own law. On the one hand, the appeal is the freedom to practice a desire usually shunned by culture while on the other hand assuming generally excepted limits. This is why communes eventually fall apart. It could be said that socialism targets individual desire while letting individuals assume the spaces in-between the lines of reality. That seems to be the initial draw of socialism.


  2. Wayne Valadez said, on February 5, 2020 at 2:58 PM

    It would be great if I was the only one living there!


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